I mean, they are taking your weekend excuse to day drink, seriously!
I feel like most people love brunch, because it’s like a day party, which ends up shadowing the importance of the food quality.
Believe me, if you get happy enough, over cooked fried chicken and store bought mix waffles taste like glory.
These guys are composing dishes that give you the brunch vibe, but more than anything give you the “this is some serious cooking” vibe.
I have to admit, their menu isn’t very revealing. It tells you the key elements of the dish, but it leaves room for imagination.
I envisioned a potato pierogi infused with maitake mushrooms and it was completely different.
I think I would have preferred the mushroom inside the dumpling, because I’ve always felt these Scandinavian empanadas sound way better than how they taste. They end up being quite bland.
In this case if it hadn’t been for the beautiful dough and the great sear, it would have resulted in the former.
The idea of switching the sour cream for a garlic crema was a good way of injecting flavor and innovation, although the garlic was very subtle.
The warm salad was the best thing on the dish. It was the life to a somewhat bland plate.
The pairing of the maitake and the greens was pretty perfect. Both earthy, but they complemented each other rather than compete.
The poached egg could have been majestic, but the warm salad was too watery and the beautiful yolk was a bit diluted and lost some of its lusciousness.
Although I’ve described some pitfalls and mishaps, it was a very good meal and I can’t wait come and try some more.
SERIOUS FOOD GETS SERIOUS REVIEWS